Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Claims
Liposuction and tummy tucks are two different procedures that give similar results. Liposuction permanently removed fat from the body whilst a tummy tuck removes excess skin from the area. The procedure is normally straight forward and is completed without any complications, however sometimes errors or negligence can happen.
If you have been treated negligently whilst having either liposuction or a tummy tuck and would like legal advice to see if you can claim then get in touch with our medical negligence team.
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with negligence issues and would be more than happy to go through your case and see if you could make a claim.
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The difference between liposuction and tummy tucks
Although both procedures have a similar effect on how your body looks, the methods used to achieve those results do differ.
Liposuction is a process whereby a small incision is made into the area of the body that is being targeted and the fat cells are sucked out of your body, removing them completely. People will often choose liposuction as the results tend to leave you with a smoother, flatter looking stomach.
Tummy tucks are slightly different in that no fat is removed from the body, but instead loose skin is removed from the body and the skin is pulled tighter. The aim of the procedure is to help those struggling with excess skin that may have formed from weight loss or pregnancy.
Potential risks of liposuction and tummy tucks
As with any cosmetic procedure, liposuction and tummy tuck procedures carry a number of risks. A significant amount of trust is placed in a clinician’s hand and as such, if mistakes happen, the consequence can be life changing.
Injuries caused as a result of substandard liposuction and tummy tuck procedures can include:
- Bruising, swelling and pain;
- Lumpy and uneven results;
- Wound healing problems/Scarring;
- Bleeding under the skin known as Haematoma
- This could create a need for further surgery to stop the bleeding and drain the area.
- A blood clot in the lungs;
Anaesthetic risks including nausea and vomiting, damage to teeth, respiratory depression, nerve injury, awareness during anaesthesia and in extremely rare cases, death.
If you have been given inadequate advice or received substandard treatment, our cosmetic surgery compensation claims team can help. Contact Youngs Law today for FREE initial advice.
What can you claim for
If you’ve had either of the treatments we have mentioned and feel that have suffered due to negligence then you may wish to claim.
Some of the most common cases we deal with in relation to liposuction and tummy tucks are:
- Scars caused by negligence
- Infections from the surgery
- Uneven or bump skin
- Bleeding under the skin
- Internal organs being damaged
Making a claim
If you would like a medical negligence claim regarding your surgery there are a few things you will need to consider. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as saying something went wrong and you will need to show that a medical professional acted negligently and as a result, you suffered.
Often you will need to provide evidence and support for you claim, to help with this you should;
- Report any concerns to the company who carried out the treatment
- Visit a professional (GP, minor injuries unit, A&E) to have your injuries assessed
- Make an account of what happened
- Make sure you have a record of what you were told prior to the surgery, include all the facts
- Keep note of all documents received about the treatment
- Photos pre and post operation
No Win No Fee
Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.
If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving genetics, contact us today.